Abstract: This interview with globally distinguished Canadian philosopher and author, John McMurtry, presents dialogue discussing capitalism, asymmetrical power relations, life capital, social theory, common life interest, life value, global problems, market theology, media, values of the market and free market ideology today in relation to public education, academia, intellectual fads and the broader intellectual culture in relation to enabling public understanding of meaning-making and power, totalising market culture, climate, dispossession, health, influence, energy, labour, income, slavery, corporate welfare, neo-liberalism, the global ecosystem, and inequalities of class and power.
Videos from: https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2018/08/slavery-routes-gold-world-180813075335977.html and description from same and http://slaveryroutes.com/episodes/ About Story This is the story of a world whose territories and own frontiers were built by the slave trade. A world where violence, subjugation and profit imposed their routes. The history of slavery did not begin in the cotton fields. It is a much older tragedy, that has… Read More
Reproduced from: https://academyofideas.com/2018/03/how-we-enslave-ourselves/ The following is a transcript of this video. Since the birth of civilization, tyrannical rulers have plagued mankind. Driven by an insatiable appetite for power such individuals have done their best to control both the minds and bodies of their subjects. Seen in this light, the history of civilization is very much a… Read More
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P772Eb63qIY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbp6umQT58A Transcript for “The Matrix” Reproduced from http://freedomain.blogspot.com/2008/11/true-news-13-statism-is-dead-part-3.html You do not live in a country. Take the red pill. The Matrix is one of the greatest metaphors ever. Machines invented to make human life easier end up enslaving humanity – this is the most common theme in dystopian science fiction. Why is this fear so… Read More
http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/10/people-simply-empty-out.html https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws?pid=29502 by Ivo Mosley http://www.cobdencentre.org/author/ivo-mosley/ Ivo Mosley studied Japanese for a first degree and Musical Theatre for an MA. He has written fiction, plays, and cultural criticism for many publications, both mainstream and fringe. He became interested in money creation while writing on the illusion of democracy, identifying money-creation by banks as the murkiest… Read More